The Curious Columns of Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

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Adrian Chiles's weekly column for the Guardian has gained a cult following for his unique insights into everything from the present tense in history podcasts to his favourite spoon, or his legendary at-home urinal. As Gawker put it, 'Adrian Chiles never misses.' And his targets are the stuff of life: the everyday things we all need to stop and think about a little more.

The Curious Columns of Adrian Chiles finds Britain's much-loved broadcaster musing on the sacred and the profane, the whimsical and the bizarre, offering his idiosyncratic take on self-checkouts, speeding tickets and the correct duration of a hug, falling into a bed of wild garlic, and discovering he has a naked doppelgänger on OnlyFans. In this brilliant bumper collection, he takes us on a bright, bemused tour of British life, delivering offbeat truths and a comforting blast of humour and warmth for baffling times.

I thought it was weird to have a favourite spoon. Then I realised I wasn't alone...

At Easter I had a fall. The wild garlic smelled lovely, but I didn't want to die there

I recently saw something in a petrol station toilet southbound on the M1 that I can never unsee


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